Hotel Astoria, a Rocco Forte Hotel

St Petersburg, Russia

From $800 Per person in low season
From $1300 Per person in high season

based on 7 nights

per person based on a 5 night stay, including private transfers

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At a Glance

  • Fantastic location in the heart of the city within walking distance of the Hermitage museum

  • Elegant art deco rooms and public areas

  • Many rooms with a view onto St. Isaac's Square

  • The Astoria Cafe restaurant serves delicious Russian dishes with an innovative French twist

  • Well appointed spa offering aromatherapy, massage, body wraps, and much more

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The main tourist season is between June and August, when the weather is the warmest. Standout seasons to visit St Petersburg are late spring (May or June) and early autumn (September or October), when the city’s parks are filled with flowering trees or colorful leaves.

The deepest, darkest part of winter is undeniably cold but if you are prepared it can be an adventure. Furs and vodka keep people warm and snow-covered landscapes are picturesque. A solid snow pack covers the ground from November to March. The city gets fired up to ring in the New Year, when Muscovites emerge from their warm homes into the winter night for free concerts and fireworks.

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Insider's View

Enjoy Russian cuisine in fashionable Davidov’s Restaurant overlooking St. Isaac's Square. On weekends it serves the so called "Russian table" – a four-course menu with Pelmeni, beer, vodka and champagne.

The Lichfield Bar is a marvel, hung with iconic images taken by Lord Lichfield.

Enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays in the Astoria Café.

Afternoon tea at the Astoria is a century-old St Petersburg institution. Relax with an ice cold vodka listening to live jazz.

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Description

The Rocco Forte Hotel Astoria is one of the best known landmarks of the 'Northern Capital' of Russia. Conveniently located on St. Isaac's Square, this long-established luxury hotel offers elegance & impeccable service at the heart of the city.

A member of the Rocco Forte group and the prestigious 'Leading Hotels of the World', the Astoria is one of St. Petersburg's finest hotels. Walking into its 'Rotunda Lounge', guests can enjoy the simple elegance of its Art Nouveau interiors while reading the golden plaques which list the names of the great and the good who have stayed at the Astoria since it was founded in 1912.

Completely restored in 2013, guests now enjoy modern luxuries and comfort combined with elegant decor luxurious marble bathrooms and, in many cases, charming views over St. Isaac's Square towards the cathedral with its golden roof. The 169 rooms and suites have been carefully furnished with comfort and tranquillity in mind. Many of the rooms have outstanding views over St Isaac's Square.

The hotel has a well appointed gym and is home to La Maison De Beaute Carita Astoria and Decleor SPA center offering massages and a range of energising treatments. The recently refurbished Astoria Cafe has rapidly become a landmark with its Russian modern and fresh cuisine served.

Bustling Nevsky Prospect, the city's main thoroughfare, is only a short distance away, as are many of the city's cultural sights including the Hermitage museum. Rocco Forte Hotel Astoria is the perfect base to explore all that St. Petersburg has to offer.

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Accommodation

The Astoria has 169 rooms, including 86 suites, many of which have views out onto the square and overlook St. Isaacs Cathedral. The style of the rooms blends modern convenience with the traditional style of the hotel: bathrooms are marble-clad and luxurious and there are parquet floors in all rooms.

Studio View Room

With city views and Mariinsky Ballet prints covering the walls, this room offers spacious (44sqm) accommodation for your time in St Petersburg. Rooms come with a king-size bed but some can be converted to Twin beds.

Junior Suite

Slightly larger than the highest room category at 45sqm the Junior Suites at Hotel Astoria benefits from views over the city and can accommodate up to three guests with the addition of an extra bed. A king-size bed can convert to twin beds and the bathroom has separate shower, bath and welcome under floor heating.

Tsar Suite

The epitome of luxury in St Petersburg, the Tsar Suite offers guests an entire residence spanning 310sqm. Guests will have an impressive list of facilities at their disposal including a sitting room, master bedroom, dressing room, two guest bedrooms, private gym, study, bar, dining room, kitchen and a library. Six adults can be accommodated is this impressive enfilade-style suite decorated in both pastels and striking shades. The Tsar Suite presents amazing views of St Issac's Square and Cathedral and for even larger parties of guests can expand to a four-bedroom suite by being connected to a further three bedrooms.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Hotel Astoria. They will be given welcome gifts upon arrival and special amenities in their room such as bathrobes, board games and video games. Rooms will be prepared depending on your children's preferences and age.

Children will love St Petersburg and the many attractions it has to offer, notably the railway museum, the transport museum, the naval museum, the Cruiser Aurora, the Doll's museum, a craft's class, the Puppet theater, the Leningrad Zoo, Dolphinarium and the Aqua Park to name a few! There are also sporting activities that can be arranged.

Facilities

The Astoria Cafe, where floor-to-ceiling windows offer a spectacular view onto St. Isaac’s Square, combines the best Russian cooking traditions with the latest European trends to present an exciting menu accompanied by an extensive wine list. The stylish Lichfield Bar offers original cocktails and a wide selection of appetizers. The Rotunda Lounge serves light appetizers and drinks throughout the day, including afternoon tea with fresh blini pancakes and a chocolate fountain accompanied with a selection of fresh fruit.

Reviews

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James Ferguson (Staff)

The Hotel Astoria has a hundred-year history of providing the best possible service to the refined traveler. The rooms provide a nice blend of the modern and the traditional: they are tastefully decorated and neither too traditional nor too stark in style.

The Davidoff restaurant is a great place to try some of the specialties of Russian cuisine, and has a very impressive wine list.

Experiences

  • Peterhof Half Day Tour

    Visit the spectacular fountains and dazzling halls of Peterhof, St Petersburg’s Versailles. The former Tsar’s residence serves up an impressive array of 64 fountains and 200 bronze statues in the Grand Cascade, and exquisitely decorated palace rooms.

  • Pogankini Palaty, Izborsk and Pechory

    Take a tour through Russia’s history by visiting the ancient treasures of Pogankini Palaty and ruined fortress of Izborsk. The gold onion domes of Pechory’s monastery are home to 12 churches and are surrounded by old, monastic hermit caves.

  • Russian Vodka Museum & Tasting

    The museum gives a fascinating insight into the Russian history, culture and drinking traditions. During the guided tour you will hear about the vodka’s origin, Russian dining traditions and the Russian vodka kings. End the tour with a tasting session.

  • St Petersburg and Hermitage

    Discover some of the world’s most treasured antiquities and art at the State Hermitage Museum. The museum is home to works by Leonardo da Vinci, as well as the Russian Emperor’s finest jewelry. Also visit the Palace Square and Peter and Paul Fortress.

  • State Russian Museum Visit

    The State Russian Museum has one of the finest collections of Russian art through the centuries. Housed in the Mikhailovsky Palace buildings, take a journey from ancient classics to contemporary designs.

  • Traditional Russian Cookery Class

    Learn how to make traditional Russian dishes such as stroganoff, goulash and coulibiac before enjoying the fruits of your labours.

  • Troika Ride at Pavlovsk Palace Park

    The troika, a carriage drawn by three horses harnessed side-by-side, is one of Russia's most iconic symbols. Take a ride today in the grounds before exploring Pavlovsk Palace, a superb neoclassical mansion that was once home to Emperor Paula.

  • Tsarskoe Selo Half-Day Tour

    Visit the vast parks and impressive palaces of Tsarskoe Selo. Baroque masterpiece, Catherine Palace, is the centerpiece with its exquisitely decorated rooms. You will also see the world-famous Amber Room on a private visit.

  • Veliky Novgorod Tour

    Veliky Novgorod is the Birthplace of Russia and a center of ancient treasures. Visit one of the oldest kremlins in Russia and see the beautiful cathedral of St Sophia before heading to St George’s Monastery, a medieval complex dating back to 1030.

  • Walking tour of St Petersburg

    Discover St Petersburg with a walking tour alongside your private guide. Learn about the city's fascinating history and Russia's unique culture as you pass sights such as the Hermitage, St Isaac's Cathedral and the Winter Palace.

  • Yusopov Palace

    Visit the lavish Yusopov Palace, once home to one of Russia’s wealthiest families and site of Grigory Rasputin’s murder. The palace’s interior is a collection of sumptuously-decorated halls and you can hear the story of Rasputin’s assassination attempt.

Location & directions

St Petersburg, Russia

Hotel Astoria is located right in the heart of the city, on Saint Isaac's Square, next to Saint Isaac's Cathedral and across from the historic Imperial German Embassy.

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